[MPTW] Bonnie Honig – Reading Antigone for Rights: On Death, War, and Civil Disobedience
Bonnie Honig (Northwestern University)
“READING ANTIGONE FOR RIGHTS:
ON DEATH, WAR, AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE”
March 6, 2008 – 19h30 –
Samuel Bronfman Building Atrium,
1590 Dr. Penfield (corner Côte des Neiges)
Bonnie Honig is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Law, Culture, and Social Thought at Northwestern University.
Her work centres on the areas of contemporary political, democratic and feminist theory. She has written on the hidden costs of legitimation in political theory and practice, the cultural politics of immigration, conceptions of time and progress in political and legal thinking, discretion and emergency power, popular constitutionalism, and, most recently, on the conflict between justice and mourning in Sophocles’ Antigone.
In this lecture, Bonnie Honig presents the research behind her next book tentatively titled: Antigone’s Anachronism? On Justice, Mourning, and the Politics of Burial.
A follow-up advanced seminar for faculty and graduate students will be held March 7 at 14h30 in the McConnell Building, 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, 659-4.